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Eritrean Student Group Welcomes Country’s Cycling Team to Campus

Members of the Eritrean Student Association at the Virginia Commonwealth University with the Eritrean National Cycling Team
Members of the Eritrean Student Association at the Virginia Commonwealth University with the Eritrean National Cycling Team gather in the Student Commons Theater. VCU professor of mathematics, Ghidewon Abay-Asmerom, Ph.D., (center) is one of the main people organizing Team Eritrea’s stay in Richmond.

By Patrick Kane | Virginia Commonwealth University,

Members of the Eritrean National Cycling Team didn’t have to wander far from the 2015 Road World Championships course to feel right at home. Four cyclists from the team, along with members of the delegation accompanying the team, were welcomed by about 30 members of the Eritrean Student Association for a meet and greet at the University Student Commons on Tuesday afternoon.

“Eritrea is a small country to begin with, so we’re all a really close community. Our adviser [Ghidewon Abay-Asmerom, Ph.D.] is one of the main people organizing team Eritrea’s stay in Richmond,” said Iman Nur, president of the ESA and a senior information systems major. “We just thought it would be an awesome opportunity to have the cyclists come in.” Continue reading Eritrean Student Group Welcomes Country’s Cycling Team to Campus

Nguse Amlosom Made History at the 10,000m African Athletics Championships

Eritrean National Team ranks first to wing gold in the 10,000m tournament of 19th African Athletics Championship and Athelte Nguse Amlosom becomes the first Eritrean ever to win a medal at the African Championship

By Jon Mulkeen,

THE African Championships in Marrakech kicked off on Sunday (10) with the men’s 10,000m, one of the most hotly contested events on the programme. After little more than 28 minutes of running, Eritrea’s Nguse Amlosom emerged as the victor.

In doing so, he made a little bit of history by becoming the first Eritrean athlete ever to win gold – or indeed a medal of any colour – at the African Championships.  Continue reading Nguse Amlosom Made History at the 10,000m African Athletics Championships